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Top Stories, April 21, 2022

A Bath Man Is Facing A Serious Accusation

The Bath Police Department arrested Deven L. Miller, age 28, of 18 W. Steuben St., Bath, NY for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.  Mr. Miller was taken to the centralized arraignment court to be arraigned and issued an order of protection.  The arrest stems from an allegation that Mr. Miller failed to seek medical attention for cigarette burns to his 3 year old child’s hand.

 

Reed's Last Town Hall, Tenney's Tour Of Chemung County

The last Congressman Reed Town Hall in Corning is at the Corning City Hall from 530 to 630 this evening.  Reed’s likely successor in the new 23rd Congressional District, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R, Utica), was in Horseheads and Elmira yesterday, visiting numerous businesses there.  Tenney spoke highly of her stops at places like the Hilliard Corporation and Southern Tier Logistics.  

 

Masks Are Back In Airports, Bus Stations, Taxi's, Etc

The state  health commissioner is ordering that masks be worn on all planes, trains and buses and wear masks at all airports, bus stations, train stations, subways.  The governor's office says that the state health commissioner’s determination on masking in certain indoor settings follows CDC public health guidance, not the regulations struck down by a federal judge in Florida.  At least one Republican doesn’t like this new rule from Albany.  "The more things change the more they stay the same," Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R, Olean) told Wvin News.  "I don't like it when government tries to micromanage people."  

 

Amazon Is Coming To Bath Update

Steuben County Industrial Development Agency Director Jamie Johnson says, the County IDA board approved awarding the Amazon bid for work on the turning lane, to Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting pending final review of the materials by the IDA engineering firm and attorney.  Johnson says he expects this review to be completed by mid-next week. 

 

Six Elmira Correctional Employees Injured By Prisoners

Elmira, NY –  A sergeant and five officers were injured at Elmira Correctional Facility after two separate attacks at the maximum security prison last week.   Here's what officials say: that the first incident occurred on Thursday, April 14.  An officer observed an inmate at one of the facility kiosks without permission.  The officer ordered the inmate to leave the kiosk and return to his cell.  The inmate ignored the officer’s orders,  suddenly turned and struck the officer in the face.  The officer immediately grabbed the inmate in a body hold and forced him to the ground.  Once on the ground and contained, the inmate became compliant.  He was removed from the area and placed in a Special Housing Unit pending disciplinary charges. 

The inmate, 25, is serving a 10 year sentence after being convicted in Kings County for Assault 1st and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th in 2017.

The officer sustained abrasions and swelling to his face.  He was treated by facility medical staff and remained on duty. 

The second assault occurred the following day. An inmate, already in a Special Housing Unit on disciplinary measures, made a suicidal gesture to a sergeant by swallowing small pieces of his feed tray cover and taking a piece of it and putting it against his neck.  The sergeant ordered the cell door opened and five officers entered the cell. Before staff could contain the inmate, the inmate struck one officer in the face.  The officers grabbed the inmate in a body hold and removed the piece of tray cover from his hand.   

Still combative and attempting to kick officers, he was placed in handcuffs and removed from the cell. 

During an escort to the infirmary, the inmate pulled away from two officers, spit and struck the sergeant in the body, and struck an officer in the face.  Staff immediately grabbed him in body holds and forced him to the ground.  Once on the ground, he became compliant again.   

The inmate, 27, is serving a six year sentence after being convicted in Westchester County in 2018 for Strangulation 2nd, Attempted Robbery 2nd and Burglary 3rd

He faces disciplinary charges in the attack. 

Four officers and a sergeant were injured in the incident.  One officer sustained a concussion, left eye abrasion and back pain.  He was treated at an outside hospital for his injuries. He did not return to duty.    

The sergeant and three other officers were treated by facility medical staff for shoulder, hand, swelling and abrasions and small laceration to an arm.  They remained on duty.    

 

FCC File

On January 4, 2024 Tower Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of call signs: WABH, 1380.0, Bath, New York; W293CE, 106.5, Bath, New York; W262CX, 100.3, Bath, New York; and WVIN-FM, 98.3, Bath, New York, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer control of its broadcast licenses to the Estate of Gordon Ichikawa.  Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit:  https://publicfiles.fcc.gov and search in the public files of the stations.

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